Bad Science

Researchers from the University of Toronto found that children who grow up with a dog have healthier guts and are less likely to develop Crohn’s disease – a common inflammatory bowel disease. University of Cambridge-led researchers uncovered evidence of the eggs of parasitic worms in humans living at Durrington Walls, a Neolithic settlement dating back to around 2,500 BC. By the year 2099, temperatures will have taken away somewhere between 50 to 58 hours of sleep per person per year – under 10 minutes per night, report experts at the University of Copenhagen. An energy firm suggests rat culls on Sark to offset disturbance by an English wind farm to seabirds. The group hopes to put pressure on Cornwall Councillors to increase efforts on climate change.

What’s good in theory doesn’t always make much difference in practice, as the science tells us. Nanoparticles are extremely tiny particles, with external dimensions smaller than 100 nanometres (0.0001 of a millimetre). Understanding how yeast works can help you make better bread and appreciate this old friend of humanity.

See today’s front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. Stonehenge experts stunned as scan ‘radically changes’ understanding of ancient monument THOUSANDS of prehistoric pits have been detected in the area around Stonehenge, a find… Ebola relative virus capable of infecting humans found in bats sparks new pandemic fears A VIRUS related to Ebola first found in bats in Spain has sparked fears that a new pandemic… Milky Way’s black hole pictured for FIRST TIME – and it proves Einstein right 100 years on THE BLACK HOLE at the centre of our galaxy has been pictured for the first time in stunning… Putin’s worst nightmare MAPPED as ‘up to 100’ US nuclear weapons surround Russia’s border AS MANY as 100 of the US’s nuclear weapons are reportedly stationed surrounding Russia in… Farage hands PM plan for ‘cheaper, more reliable energy for everyone’ without windfall tax NIGEL FARAGE has handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a plan for “cheaper, more reliable energy…

Researchers from the University of Arkansas claim that fat people are seen as more interested in long-term relationships, while slim people appear to prefer flings. The futuristic glasses look like a normal pair of sunglasses from the front, but have two OLED displays hidden behind the lenses. When connected to a smartphone, these can project an ‘Imax-sized’ 201-inch virtual screen 20ft in front of your eyes, allowing you to stream films and and play games over 5G on the go.

A bill is to be introduced in Parliament in two days’ time to allow the commercial growing of gene-edited crops in England. The birds take to the skies en masse after calling out their ‘vote’, scientists have discovered.

The Ebola virus has the potential to spread very quickly from patient to patient, and therefore has caused outbreaks… The two million-year-old egg forgery scandal solved by Cambridge researchers this Easter Cracked! The two million-year-old egg forgery scandal solved by Cambridge researchers this Easter Mysteries of brood parasitism have been solved. Previous studies have assumed that the lost water escaped to space over several billion years.

Switzerland ready to strike deal with ‘key partner’ UK after ‘world-leaders’ snubbed by EU SWITZERLAND has said it is ready to strike a partnership with the UK on research and innovation… EU crumbles to Putin’s energy threat as bloc gives sanctions loophole green light THE EU has bowed down to Vladimir Putin’s demands with a plan to allow payment for Russian… VDL’s ‘tone deaf’ plan to tackle Putin by ‘turning off lights’ threatens EU energy POVERTY URSULA von der Leyen’s strategy to scupper energy links with Vladimir Putin has been torn apart…

China’s Yutu-2 rover has spotted two intact spheres of translucent glass up to an inch thick on the far side of the moon, according to researchers from Guangzhou who described the new finding. Pipistrelle bats living in a north Shropshire attic were found entangled on the spider’s web below the entrance to the roost, researchers in Galway, Ireland, report. Half of respondents said that increased online activity during the pandemic had made their condition more severe but an expert said more research is still needed.

The all electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft was launched in October last year and proved so popular it sold out almost immediately for delivery later this year. Researchers from the University of British Columbia found that people are more likely to stare at sexually provocative images when they think others can’t see their eyes. Satellite images show a plume of discoloured water being emitted from the Kavachi Volcano, which lies about 15 miles south of Vangunu Island, on May 14. Previous research has shown these plumes of superheated, acidic water usually contain particulate matter, volcanic rock fragments, and sulphur, according to NASA.

WHAT A CLANGER Discarded rocket crashes into moon — and may uncover evidence of ALIEN life THE three-ton piece of space junk was believed to have caused a 300ft-wide crater. Experts hope the unique event will clear away the thick layer of dust which covers the lunar surface and expose its secrets. A straightforward blood test could help detect the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study… A new tumour analysis test has been used to provide more information about cancer in children; something that researchers…